A Weekly Update from the Red River Farm Network
Monday, August 12, 2019
RRFN Announces Big Iron Forum Schedule- The Red River Farm Network is preparing for the Big Iron Farm Show September 10-12 in West Fargo. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce and RMA Administrator Martin Barbre will share the RRFN stage on September 10 for a Q and A session. There will be a focus on farm management strategies with NDSU’s Frayne Olson and Bret Oelke of Innovus Agra and a weather outlook with Drew Lerner from World Weather Inc. Industry-leading market analysts will also be on the program, including Tommy Grisafi, Mike Zuzolo, Betsy Jensen, Don Roose, Ray Grabanski, Kristi Van Ahn-Kjeseth, Naomi Blohm, Luke Swenson and Steve Wagner. On another topic, the Minneapolis Star Tribune had a column about RRFN’s TransFARMation project Sunday.
MN Farmers Voice Concerns at House Ag Listening Session – Renewable fuels, tough growing conditions and trade were all part of Wednesday’s House Agriculture Committee Listening Session at Farmfest. At the beginning of the discussion, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap asked for continued bipartisan work on trade. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson responded. “I’ve done what I can to get others to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. I’ve had some success. We have a ways to go, but I think it’s going to pass.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue addressed concerns about the validity of USDA data. Perdue said USDA staffers are professionals and facts are facts. “Your complaints aren’t the first time I’ve heard farmers don’t believe what the National Agricultural Statistics Service says,” said Perdue.
State-Specific Issues Get Attention at Farmfest – Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen was joined on the stage with his colleagues in the Walz Administration. “To have the revenue commissioner here, the MNDOT commissioner, PCA, DNR, Commerce; at times, they have more to do with agriculture than the ag commissioner does.” The panel discussed a variety of topics, ranging from taxes to the high cost of healthcare. Water was also a big issue. “Water issues frustrate farmers the most,” said Petersen. “They are working on a project and will have DNR do this; PCA is doing this; BWSR is doing this; MDA is doing this; NRCS is doing this; Soil and Water is doing this and farmers will need to get answers from about six different agencies.”
Perdue Considering EQIP Deadline Extension – Some Minnesota farmers didn’t get signed up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by the July deadline. Following the House Agriculture Committee Listening Session at Farmfest, Red River Farm Network’s Don Wick asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue if USDA would consider extending the deadline. “I’ll look and see about that. It’s a reasonable request. We set the deadline, because we didn’t want farmers to farm the program when it comes to cover crops. If some people got caught short on that, there may be some opportunity,” says Perdue. “We’ll deal with that on a case-by-case basis or we’ll look at what flexibility we have. I don’t know right now. We’ll look at that and let folks know.”
MN Corn Matters – The Minnesota Corn Growers Association tent at Farmfest highlighted checkoff dollar use and research. Learn more from MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr in this edition of Corn Matters.
EPA Approves Small Refinery Exemptions – Heading into the weekend, the Environmental Protection Agency approved 31 new small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard. The move has been widely criticized in farm country. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said this decision undermines the Renewable Fuel Standard and the market for corn. At a time when ethanol plants are shutting down, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper called the news “unfathomable and utterly reprehensible.” National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp said farmers are losing patience with the Administration.
FSA Administrator Visits ND to Discuss MFP Payments – USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce met with farmers, agriculture organizations and other state leaders in North Dakota on Monday. The trip was prompted by North Dakota Senator John Hoeven to discuss details of the new Market Facilitation Program payments. This was the first roundtable event for the administrator with farmers regarding the payments. Farmers are still curious as to how the county rates were determined. Fordyce said in order to get payments out sooner rather than later, USDA had to come up with a calculation that didn’t require taking a crop to harvest. “It’s based on acres of crops that were planted in that county, the average yields of those crops times a number by commodity,” said Fordyce. “For example, if there was a county that experienced a weather anomaly within the last three years, that would impact the county yield number.” Fordyce wrapped up his time in North Dakota by visiting the Jared Hagert farm near Emerado. Hear the interview.
Canola Minute – Canola growers were apart of the roundtable discussion with USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce held in Fargo. Learn more from Northern Canola Growers Association Executive Director Barry Coleman in the latest Canola Minute.
Farmers Seek Clarity on MFP 2.0 in Roundtable – In Monday’s roundtable discussion, North Dakota farmers and commodity groups asked Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce to clarify details of the Market Facilitation Program 2.0. North Dakota Soybean Growers Association president Joe Ericson asked if basis is factored into the payment. “He thought it was, but he wasn’t quite sure,” says Ericson. “We’ll find out more information as more details on the formula are released.” North Dakota Corn Growers Association president Randy Melvin says there are some hiccups with the program on the local level being worked out. Prevent planting and cover crops were also addressed at the roundtable. Farmers asked if USDA would consider extending the August 1 deadline to October 1 to plant cover crops. Fordyce said the deadline is in place to be a fair program. Listen to the story.
State FSA Office Focused on the “Logistics” of MFP Sign-Up – The logistics of signing up for the new Market Facilitation Program are the current focus for state and county Farm Service Agency staff. “With computers, there are flags that pop up for certain eligibility requirements. That’s just one thing we have to correct,” says North Dakota Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brad Thykeson. “Getting cover crops planted and certified is another step, so we have to go through and tweak that as well. We just ask for patience from farmers right now as we go through the process.” During the roundtable discussion with FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce, Thykeson said the first Market Facilitation Program payments in North Dakota totaled $40 million. The new round of payments, referred to as MFP 2.0, are expected to pay more if all three rounds are paid out.
Anything Could Happen in Today’s USDA Reports – There will be a lot of data released from the USDA today, but planted and harvested corn and soybean acres are top of mind for traders. INTL FC Stone Chief Commodities Economist Arlan Suderman says there could be a reduction in harvested acres. Suderman is also wary of the yield data. “The yield estimates are calculated differently this year than previous August reports. Whatever today’s yield numbers are, expect September’s numbers to be different.” Suderman’s pre-report estimate is 85.6 million planted acres for corn and 76 million acres harvested. For soybeans, the estimate is 82.8 million planted acres and 80.5 million harvested acres. “That’s fairly close to other producer survey numbers I’ve seen, though the range of trade expectations are wide. Anything could happen in this report.” We’ll also get a look at prevent plant acres, but Sudermann says it won’t be complete data.
What’s Hot, What’s Not in the Markets – In addition to this being crop report day, there are a number of other factors impacting the trade. Find out more from Tommy Grisafi of Advance Trading in this week’s edition of What’s Hot, What’s Not in the Markets.
Digital Crop Tour Taking Place This Week – For the second year, DTN is partnering with Gro Intelligence for a digital crop tour. The yield forecasts will be based on Gro’s crop modeling platform. This digital tour begins today looking at South Dakota and Nebraska. Eight other Midwestern states will be evaluated during the week.
TransFARMation: Attitude is Everything – Doug Bichler, who ranches at Linton, North Dakota, was in a farm accident two years ago while baling hay. “One of the belts must have grabbed my hand. Before I knew it, I was getting pulled in.” His life changed in an instant. While Doug lost his entire right arm as a result of the accident, he continues to ranch today. That is helped out by a positive attitude. “Obviously, having one arm is a challenge. There are days I do get frustrated, but, I’ve come up with different ways to accomplish tasks and am doing just about everything I was doing before.” Hear Doug’s story in the latest edition of TransFARMation.
A Very Wet July and August for SD Farmers – South Dakota had its third wettest July on record this year and August is also starting out wet. This past week, a string of severe weather made its way through the state. South Dakota State University Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says there is a bit of hail damage. “It seemed very localized, nothing widespread,” says Edwards. “In general, we haven’t had lots of severe weather this year. We’ve had extreme rainfall. To start August, we’ve had around five to seven inches of rain. We continue to battle moisture.” Edwards says this could limit growing degree days for the state. Warmer weather is in the two-week outlook, but it is still wet. “My agronomy colleagues are having lots of conversations with cover crops to get something growing that’s not weeds. Weed control has been really challenging, just being able to get out in the field.”
Minnesota Crop Conditions “All Over the Board” – Peterson Farms Seed District Manager Travis Winter says the crop conditions in his Belgrade, Minnesota area are all over the board. There’s some corn and soybeans that look very good and others that got in too late and look pretty tough. “Mudding the crop in has been a problem. We had a short window to plant and folks mudded the crop in and it is showing up now in the field.” Peterson Farms Seed was represented on Seed Row at Farmfest. The big talking point was the new Enlist trait for soybeans. “I walked a lot of fields the day after Enlist got sprayed and the giant ragweed and waterhemp were lying flat on the ground already. I came back two weeks later and saw brown, crispy weeds and a clean field.”
Wet Conditions Linger in MN – The crops near Murdock, Minnesota are still suffering from the spring’s wet conditions, according to farmer Mike Yost. “In July and early August, rainfall has been about normal. We do not need moisture at this point and time.” Yost says dry beans look decent, but the corn and soybeans will have a yield decline. “We are estimating about 10 percent below trend line yields with a combination of late planting, compacted soils at planting and of course, we’ll need an October frost to realize the full potential of corn here.” Yost says about five percent of his farm land went into prevent plant and another five percent probably should have been put into prevent plant.
Pioneer Agronomy Update from South Valley Seed – The latest Pioneer Agronomy Update comes from South Valley Seed of Wheaton, Minnesota. The southern portion of the Red River Valley has been wet for a majority of the growing season. The soybeans and corn in the region are at a critical phase in the growth process. “Some fields look great, while others are very uneven,” says Pioneer field agronomist Clyde Tiffany. “Most of the corn is past pollination, although there is some that hasn’t thrown a tassel yet. We need moisture right now as grain fill starts.” Tiffany adds the area will need all of August and September without a frost for the crop to reach maturity, based on historical data. Hear more about crop conditions and learn about corn leaf blotch miner in the Facebook video update.
Malting Barley Harvest Going Well Near Bismarck – Malting barley harvest is underway for Bismarck, North Dakota farmer Clark Coleman. It’s a slow harvest so far. Barley is yielding around 80 to 90 bushels per acre. “Everyday we get a little bit of rain or high humidity. The barley yield and test weight looks good. Coloring is a little off, but we’re moving forward.” Coleman says recent storms missed their farm by about seven miles. If farmers had barley in that area, they likely lost a bit. “There’s been lots of hail this year.” After barley is harvested, field peas will be ready to harvest.
Rain Delays Spring Wheat Harvest in Philip, SD – Colby, Kansas custom combiner Jim Deibert is in the Philip, South Dakota area. “Rains earlier in the week delayed our progress. It’s wonderful wheat.” Deibert thinks the spring wheat in the area will go once they get finished with the winter wheat. “We’ve not been able to harvest much in the last week. We’re fighting moisture. There’s probably one-third the normal amount of spring wheat acres.”
Rural Perspectives – In the Rural Perspectives podcast, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Market Education Specialist Katie Miller offers insight on a post-harvest marketing strategy. Hear more in this edition of the Rural Perspectives podcast, made possible by AgCountry Farm Credit Services.
Dry Bean Scene – Leeds, North Dakota farmer Eric Jorgenson has been dealing with dry conditions for much of the growing season. Get the details in the Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association, UPL, FMC, Central Valley Bean Co-op, SRS Commodities and Johnstown Bean Company.
Canola Crop Showing Resilience – Canola was the focus at the BASF InVigor field day held in north central North Dakota near Bottineau. The condition of this year’s crop was a popular talking point among farmers and ag retailers gathered. BASF seed adviser Robert Haman says in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, growing conditions have been all over the board. “I’ve been in fields that started too wet and were too dry by emergence. Some places were really wet during flowering and others were wanting extra moisture,” says Haman. “Flea beetle pressure was high this year, which did quite a bit of damage. But right now there is a lot of good looking canola. That’s a testament of how tough this plant can be.” Haman expects desiccation of the early planted canola to begin in a couple weeks. Hear more in this interview.
ND Farmers Markets and Growers Association Update – Cucumbers are in season and the first loads of sweet corn are coming in. Hear more from Carlson Greenhouse and Garden owner Judy Carlson in the latest North Dakota Farmers Markets and Growers Association update.
American Crystal Sugarbeet Pre-Pile Begins August 15 – Pre-pile sugarbeet harvest begins soon for American Crystal Sugar Company. General Agronomist Joe Hastings says the early root samples look good. “In our first week sampling, we averaged 14.5 tons. That’s a half ton below our five year average. We have above-average sugar content in the sugarbeets, coinciding with our drier areas.” Pre-pile harvest starts Thursday. “We did move it back a little bit. We were originally going to start pre-pile on August 13. The crop size and sugar demand moved that back a few days. The factories will start slicing sugarbeets on Saturday, August 17.”
World Sugar Market Top of Mind for Sugar Growers – The International Sweetener Symposium wrapped up on Wednesday in Ashville, North Carolina. American Sugarbeet Growers Association Executive Director Luther Markwart says maintaining a stable domestic sugar industry is still very important. “It was very clear from this meeting the world sugar market is a disaster. That’s because of foreign subsidies and dumping,” says Markwart. “In fact, the world price of sugar is half the price it costs to produce it. We need a strong domestic sugar policy to respond to unfair trade practices.” Markwart says sugar industries in many of the foreign markets are based on political subsidies that will not be easily changed. “The simple message is these things happening in foreign markets aren’t going away soon or easily. We have to maintain a policy responding to those who cheat and dump their products.”
Minnesota Beef Update – Conversations about what the Beef Checkoff should be funding were had at a recent summer meeting. Learn more from Minnesota Beef Council Executive Director, who attended the national meeting, in the Minnesota Beef Update.
Sign-Up for DMC Program Continues – The Dairy Margin Coverage Program is one tool available for dairy farmers in challenging times. Associated Milk Producers Incorporated board chairman Steve Schlangen says Minnesota dairy farmers have an added incentive to sign up. “In the state, we have a rebate program if you sign up for five years at any level, you can get the rebate,” he says. “It helps pay for the premium. Depending on how many people sign up and how much production is enrolled, it may be more money depending on what is left of the $8 million the Minnesota Agriculture Department has for this.” Schlangen says the former Margin Protection Program left a bad taste. “It wasn’t what we had hoped for at all. It turned out to be what it is,” he says. “Looking forward, the DMC is much better, especially on the first five million pounds of milk per farm. It’s really good for the small family farms and rural communities.” DMC enrollment is open and ends on September 30.
Cargill Launches Dairy Calculator – Cargill launched a new, online calculator to quickly and conveniently analyze dairy farmers milk component efficiency. Cargill says most of the dairy industry is paid on pounds of milk fat and protein components shipped from the dairy. At the same time, feed costs are the highest variable expense for a dairy herd. Calculating component efficiency gives a good snapshot of how efficiently cows are converting feed into milk components. Check out the dairy calculator.
engAGe: Finding Your Dream Job – Minnesota Agriculture Department Assistant Commissioner Whitney Place shares her experience working in farm policy and managing others in this week’s engAGe episode. Presented by AgCountry Farm Credit Services, the North Dakota Grain Growers Association and Corteva Agrisciences, engAGe is a series highlighting career successes and leadership in agriculture. Listen to the podcast on the RRFN website, on iTunes or download a podcast app on Google Play.
Advocating for Line 3 Replacement – Minnesota’s Line 3 Replacement Project is continuing to move through the lengthy regulatory process. Enbridge community engagement advisor Laura Kirchner is hopeful construction can begin next year. Agriculture competes with the petroleum industry for rail cars. Kirchner says that is another reason for the Line 3 Replacement Project. “We have farmers in northwest Minnesota that can’t get their commodities on rail and couldn’t get fertilizer this year because those rail lines are locked with oil moving on them. For us to replace Line 3 and get it back up to original capacity will really help with what moves on rail. That is also the safer way to transport crude oil, underground through steel pipes.” Enbridge was part of the Minnesota Ag Energy Alliance exhibit at Farmfest, promoting the 811 Call Before You Dig law.
Equity Drive Continues for Epitome Energy – While the zoning and regulatory process continues for a Crookston, Minnesota soybean crush facility, Epitome Energy President and CEO Dennis Egan says the equity drive continues. “We actually brought on a firm out of Sioux Falls with 40 years of experience,” he says. “Our first seed money round is $10 million. We’re on our way with that and will be making a big announcement on September 5.” Egan says the soybean crush and biodiesel facility will add value to local agriculture. “We’re going to see an upwards of a 20 cent bump in basis. We have local cooperatives in the area telling them if they buy this fall, there’s a $1.50 to $1.70 difference in basis at Crookston. This gives us more opportunity to bring more value-added agriculture.”
From Innovation to Commercialization – The Minnesota Legislature invested $5 million in the proposed Soy Innovation Campus at Crookston. That project was highlighted in the Minnesota Soybean tent at Farmfest. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association CEO Tom Slunecka says this funding will get this project off the ground. “We can create new varieties at the University of Minnesota, but unless we have a place to prove that they work on a large-scale, they never get out the door,” said Slunecka. “These dollars from the Legislature are designed to help innovation get to commercialization.” Slunecka says Crookston is a great location for the new Soy Innovation Campus. “It is a city with ample qualified people to work there. It’s got natural gas; it’s got good water; it’s got rail and it’s got good roads.” The project will also benefit from its proximity to the University of Minnesota-Crookston.
MFBF Update – There are many events on the Farmfest schedule, including a listening session with House Agriculture Committee members and the Minnesota congressional delegation. Hear more from Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap in the latest edition of the MFBF Update.
Average Cropland Value Increases for 2019 – The average value of agricultural cropland in the United States is $4,100 per acre, up 1.2 percent from the previous year. That’s according to the USDA 2019 Land Values report released this week. That value of cropland ties the 2015 record-high and represents a 55 percent increase in values over the last decade. North Dakota cropland values average $1,740 per acre and $2,070 per acre in South Dakota. A higher value of $4,840 per acre is reported in Minnesota. The average cash rent rate is $70 per acre in North Dakota, $119 per acre in South Dakota and $164 per acre in Minnesota. The U.S. pasture value average is $1,400 per acre, up 2.2 percent from 2018. View the report.
A Better Ag Barometer Reading in July – The latest Purdue University CME Group Ag Economy Barometer jumped to a reading of 153 in July. That’s an increase of 27 points compared to June. July is second consecutive monthly increase in the barometer. Purdue University agricultural economists say the big driver of the overall sentiment improvement was producers’ improved perspective on current conditions, which rose 44 points. The nationwide survey of 400 farmers was conducted between July 15 and July 19. Read more on the latest barometer.
Minnesota Farm Bureau is Celebrating 100 Years – The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating 100 years as a farm organization. Executive Director Chris Radatz says MFBF is featuring the history of the organization. “This past weekend, we had a picnic at our office in Eagan. Members had the opportunity to reminisce and celebrate.” Radatz says 100 years as a state organization highlights the value of being a Farm Bureau member. “We’re organized on a county basis, and those members get together and develop policy resolutions. Those issues are then addressed on a state and national level,” says Radatz. “Consumer outreach and education is also a strength of the organization.” Listen to the interview.
Xcel Energy is Knocking Down Former Fibrominn Plant – The Fibrominn power plant at Benson, Minnesota is being demolished. This facility was built in 2007 and used turkey manure and other biomass to make electricity. Xcel Energy decommissioned the plant two years ago. A portion of the plant was brought down over the weekend and the boiler house and smoke stack are scheduled for demolition on Wednesday.
EPA Weighs in on Glyphosate Labeling – The Environmental Protection Agency will no longer approve product labels that claim glyphosate is known to cause cancer. California’s Prop 65 resulted in labeling requirements, but EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said it is “irresponsible” to put inaccurate labels on products. According to the latest EPA review, the popular weed killer is not a carcinogen.
New Canola and Wheat Projects in the Works from BASF – A new hybrid wheat breeding program is in the works. When BASF acquired Bayer, the company also took over hybrid wheat research. BASF seed adviser Trenton Bruner says to stay tuned for the new hybrids in the near future. “There are a variety of lines coming, which are designed to add yield to the lineup,” says Bruner. “That yield is being added by going through with a true wheat hybrid. It’s an exciting thing to be watching.” Starting in 2020, InVigor canola will be offered in seed count packaging. The A-D labels represent a thousand seed weight range to maximize yield and consistency. Hear more in the interview.
BASF Canola Hybrids in the Works – The success of a canola crop starts with breeding and genetics. BASF is working on two new canola hybrids coming to the market next year. InVigor Canola Brand breeding agronomist says harvest-ability is still a top focus. “Farmers want to harvest the crop without putting it on the ground,” says Naslund. “When we’re selecting different varieties for early to late season, we’re starting to see the plants will still yield.They’ll lay down, dry out and stand back up.” The canola hybrid research is done across a wide region in a variety of environments. Listen to the interview.
North Dakota 4-H Land Judging Contest Held – The team from Nelson County took home first place honors in the senior division at the North Dakota 4-H land judging contest. Teams from Eddy and Foster and Walsh counties received second and third place. In the junior division the Foster County team were first place in the junior division. Teams from Grand Forks and Walsh counties were the second and third place finishers.
Rural Dakota Pride Awards – The South Dakota Farmers Union will recognize five individuals with its Rural Dakota Pride Award during the South Dakota State Fair. The honorees are Angie Mueller of Ethan, Jim Lane of Groton, Rich Bakeberg of Frederick, Jeannie Hofer of Huron and Franklin Olson of Pierpont.
Tesch to Represent MN Pork Industry – The Minnesota Pork Board has selected Logan Tesch of Sibley County as the new Minnesota pork ambassador. Karla Vonk of Wantonwan County and Levi Sorenson of Freeborn County are the first and second runners-up.
Fischer Goes from Ag Committee to AFPC – Effective September 1, Dr. Bart Fischer will join Joe Outlaw as the co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. Fischer is now House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway’s deputy staff director. Fischer has also been the committee’s chief economist since 2011 when the committee was chaired by Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas. Fischer had an instrumental role in the development of the 2014 and 2018 farm bills.
McNaughton to Return to Toronto – Canada’s ambassador to the United States will resign at the end of this month. David MacNaughton has been the ambassador since March of 2016 and had an instrumental role in the USMCA trade negotiations. Canada’s deputy U.S. ambassador, Kirsten Hillman, will become the acting ambassador.
Ostby Relieves Vet Tech Teaching Award – North Dakota State University veterinary technology program co-director Stacey Ostby has received the Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence. The Larimore, North Dakota native has been with the NDSU vet tech program since 2009 and co-director since 2012. The award was presented at the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators symposium in New Orleans.
Last Week’s Trivia- The M in the McDonald’s logo is bright yellow. Those golden arches are one of the most recognizable logos in the world. Carver County feedlot officer Alan Langseth wins our weekly trivia challenge. Dennis Sabel of Minnesota Farm Bureau, Chelsea Vilchis of Canterbury Park, Jim Altringer of CHS Dakota Plains Ag and Bob Lebacken of RML Trading earn runner-up honors. The ‘first 20’ rounds out with Dianne Bettin of LB Pork, Preston farmer Dave Mensink, Sherry Koch of Mosaic, Ron Dvergsten of Northland Farm Business Management, Carrie Scheeler of Farm Credit Services of Mandan, Greg Lefebvre of Nelson Dairy Consultants, Lawton farmer Dennis Miller, Mark Dahlen of Benson County FSA, Jon Farris of BankWest, Keith Rekow of Dairyland Seed, Kevin Praska of Stone’s Mobile Radio, Burleigh County farmer Jim McCullough, Jay Myers of AgroValley, Mandy Kvale of Farm Credit Services of Mandan and Harvey farmer Bill Ongstad.
This Week’s Trivia- What is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands? Send your answer to email@example.com.
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